No democracy can operate if one faction takes the entire nation hostage unless it gets its way. Indeed, a democracy cannot even function if policy negotiations are conducted in a framework with such a threat hanging over its head.
Why should the Tea Party cooperate with the rest of Congress, if cooperating means they lose 100% of the achievements they've made?
There is a major barrier blocking legislators from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C. from doing their job.
The Tea Partiers have it all muddled again. They're crying about 50 million uninsured Americans retaining access to doctors under the Affordable Care Act instead of protesting, as they did in their early days, the Republican attempt to strangle Medicare.
In order to substantiate this particular historical insight, Carson said that Obamacare was a lot like slavery since it was all about control. And to "prove" his point about control, Carson quoted none other than Vladimir Lenin.
The arrogant claims to fiscal rectitude of the Tea Party belie the underlying realities. They are not the makers of their own imagination, but are rather in large numbers the takers that they have been so quick to disdain.
The latest offer from those I have called Banana Republicans would keep the government shut down and threaten again to default the nation and crash wo...
What government department does the Tea Party want to be funded that is not currently being funded right now during the shutdown? I can't think of one.
As the partisan warfare in Washington continues over the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling, it is important to examine some of the deeper i...
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Asking some sacrifice from seniors would be understandable if the country were in a situation where it was really strapped for resources and we were asking for everyone to do their part. However this is clearly not the situation we are in today.
As it became clear during the first week of the shutdown that the president was not going to sacrifice access to quality health insurance for millions of Americans, Republicans realized they had to redraft their ransom note.
We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.
As we face what's become known as the silver tsunami, the aging of the 77 million American baby boomers, soaring long-term care costs will leverage the future for our children and grandchildren by putting their own American dream at risk.
Without my Social Security check arriving on the third Wednesday of the month, I would probably be dead... and I certainly wouldn't have been able to finance my first documentary. This is a cautionary tale, about being "one bad thing away."
The government is being shut down for a reason, and we need to examine that reason. We need to ask our Republican Congressmen and women exactly which bits of the ACA are such a threat to individual freedom in America that resistance to them warrants closing down the government?